Inzpire

As an award-winning supplier of products, training and technical services, Inzpire is a trusted partners of the UK MoD and Armed Forces worldwide.
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From three friends frustrated at how the armed forces were being let down by business, Inzpire has grown in 15 years to a company with more than 200 employees, designing  and delivering life-saving training, products and technical services for defence ministries and other public sector organisations at home and abroad.

Senior managers say behind its success is a “happy” workforce, driven by a supportive working environment that includes flexible hours and the freedom to work from wherever and whenever they want.  Paid leave is uncapped meaning employees can spend as much time enjoying their personal pursuits or with family as they need. Managers are instructed to trust their teams not to take advantage with the quid pro quo of long working hours when necessary to fulfil a contract. It's all part of an overall people and their families first, customers second, profits third philosophy.

Wellbeing of staff is important to the company and Inzpire have 16 employees who are trained in mental health first aid. All employees are offered free membership of Anxiety UK, a mental health support charity that offers counselling courses and professional services.  

The company has strong environmental credentials, last year (2020) introducing a scheme whereby all employees were eligible to use salary sacrifice to get a new electric vehicle. An increasing number of meetings with staff or clients are held through teleconferencing to cut down on travel.

Featured Workplace Factors

Leadership

98% of staff agreed

I am inspired by the person leading this organisation

At the start of the pandemic, Inzpire set up a “Covid Tiger Team” of board members and key managers to co-ordinate the company's response. The CEO also sent out daily bulletins to make sure all staff were kept informed of company news and updates.

My Company

99% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

Inzpire has ditched annual performance appraisals for regular, timely and constructive feedback as part of its management style. It believes this is a more effective way to celebrate success, address individual development needs, nip problems in the bud and deliver better results for customers.

Personal Growth

78% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

A highly-experienced Learning, Development and Talent manager has been appointed specifically to oversee the personal growth of team members. Several staff members have been enabled to attend online health and safety course that can lead to professional qualifications in the field.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2005
Total number of employees
9
Number of UK locations
46
Employee average age
83% : 17%
Male : Female employee ratio
86%
Employees earning £35k+
9%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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Quote from the top...
“To be recognised as one of the best companies to work for in the UK for the seventh year in a row is an outstanding achievement for Inzpire. Supporting our employees and their families is always of utmost importance to us, but none more so than in the last year when they, along with the rest of society, have had their home and working lives turned upside down. Despite everything that has been thrown at them, our employees have continued to demonstrate resilience in doing everything that they can do deliver the best possible service to our customers so it is heartening to know that we as a business have managed to provide our staff with a supportive, caring and engaging work environment which has allowed them to balance their home and work lives over the last 15 months”

Hugh Griffiths, CEO - Inzpire

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